YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP (WWJ) – Authorities are looking for the public’s help in locating a thief who made off with a disabled child’s specialized tricycle.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s officials say the Rifton Adaptive Tricycle is used to provide therapeutic, reciprocal exercise to children with special needs.

In this case, an 8-year-old boy with cerebral palsy uses it for physical therapy.

The tricycle was last seen on the night of the June 17 and discovered missing the morning of the June 18 on the 1200 block of Holmes Road in Ypsilanti Township.

The stolen trike is similar to the one pictured above, but is blue with regular handlebars.

There were no suspects as of Tuesday morning.

Anyone with information about this theft is asked to call the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Confidential Tip Line at (734) 973-7711 or Crime Stoppers  1-800-SPEAK UP.


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